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Top Tips for Securing Your Dream Job

(NC) Finding a job in today's competitive market is a challenge even for experienced job seekers. And new graduates entering the workforce need to work even harder to stand out. Fortunately, finding the perfect job is easier using these tips that will give you an edge in your job application from Norm Beal, CEO of Food and Beverage Ontario. Tap into the power of social media. Of cours ....

Are You at Risk for Food Poisoning?

(NC) Canada's food supply is among the safest in the world, but when harmful bacteria contaminate food, they can cause illness. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in the country each year—that's about one in eight people. Four groups of people are at greater risk of being affected by food poisoning: pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people wi ....

Prevent Food Poisoning with These 4 Tips

(NC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 Canadians get sick every year from foodborne illness? Many of these cases go unreported because symptoms are similar to those of the stomach flu. The most common symptoms are stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches and fever. Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning can be easily prevented by following a few simple steps: 1. Clean. Clea ....

How Canada's Legal Online Venues can Win Over their Lost Players

The state of the online gambling market in Canada is controversial, to say the least. On one hand, there is no law prohibiting the country's residents of playing their preferred games at their preferred gaming venues, no matter if they are run from inside or outside the country. On the other hand, there's the law that prohibits any Canadian company except for regional lottery corporations from run ....

Food Safety Essentials During Pregnancy

(NC) While food safety is important for everyone, it's especially important for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. A pregnant woman's immune system is weakened because of changes in the body that can make it harder to fight infections — including those caused by food poisoning. The four rules of food safety — clean, separate, cook and chill — are especially ....

5 Common Food Poisoning Sources and How to Avoid Them

(NC) If you've ever had a rough night after an all-you-can-eat buffet, then you know better than most the importance of food safety. But foodborne illnesses can do more than cause discomfort. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in Canada each year— that's about one in eight people. Protecting yourself and your family begins by following the four rules of food s ....

What is Food Poisoning?

(NC) About one in eight Canadians will get sick from food poisoning this year. Food poisoning is any sickness that results from eating contaminated food. Most people affected by food poisoning will recover without any lasting effects. But for some, the effects can be devastating and even deadly. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by following the four rules of food saf ....

Alert: Dangerous New Type of GMO Being Unleashed into Food Supply… Check Your APPLES

Few topics in the scientific world are as fiercely debated as the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Despite the fact that they have passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety tests, nearly 40 countries around the world have banned their use due to health and environmental concerns. With a growing population of health-conscious people, the debate over their u ....

Surgical Removal of Ovaries for BRCA1 “Breast Cancer Gene” Women Found to be Medically Useless, New Study Finds

When it comes to the presence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, which are often called the “breast cancer genes,” preventive surgery has been a recommended course of action. According to Breastcancer.org, mutations in these two genes account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers. Women with abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are sometimes advised to undergo prophylactic (prote ....

5 Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

(NC) To help parents bring peace to the dinner table, Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney, a licensed naturopathic doctor, offers five ideas for transforming a child with finicky tendencies into an amazing eater with optimal nutrition. 1. Cook more. Cook for your children and make their dishes simple, without lots of sauces and spices. If possible, let them help you cook so they can be part of the ....

12 Healthy Habits all Kids Should Have

(NC) Check out these twelve simple healthy habits that benefit kids and help parents in their constant struggle to raise confident, happy and healthy people. 1. Get plenty of sleep. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. 4. Read, read, read. 5. Limit sodium and processed foods. 6. Choose healthy snacks over junk food. 7. Cut down on screen time. 8. Drink lots of ....

Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

(NC) With a simple nutritional addition, this could be the year you succeed in keeping the whole family healthy. The secret to a cold and flu-free winter could be incorporating more omega-3s into your family's diet. Many of us consume certain types of fats in abundance (omega-6s), thanks to refined vegetable oils used in cooking and processed foods, but very little of others (omega-3s), ....

How Food Banks help our Communities

(NC) When we think about food banks, we might be under the misconception that they're mostly used by regular clients stopping by for a weekly hamper pickup, but the reality couldn't be more different. Here Katharine Schmidt, executive director, Food Banks Canada shares insights into the services that modern food banks provide to help their clients meet their own long-term needs. Communi ....